Prenatal & Newborn Care Online

Mother and baby

What you will learn

Now, more than ever, we are committed to helping pregnant families through this challenging time by providing accurate, up-to-date information on what they can expect during their birthing experience and how to prepare for early parenting. Our classes will offer a combination of our prenatal class series as well as our newborn care classes.

You will learn valuable tools and tips for prenatal care, including the challenges of late pregnancy, what to expect during labour, hands-on massage skills your partner can use to keep you comfortable, and how to deal with post-partum depression. You will also learn the fundamentals of baby care, including how to provide a safe and nurturing environment that will support your baby’s physical and emotional growth. Topics include: diapering, bathing and dressing, safe sleeping arrangements, arranging a safe home for your baby, feeding from birth up to 4 months, carrier and car seat safety, and overall health and wellness.

Our Breastfeeding Café gives you the opportunity to meet informally with other families and a certified lactation consultant. These groups are open to you at any stage of pregnancy or postpartum and we invite everyone to bring their questions and concerns about feeding your baby.

If you are expecting multiples or planning a caesarean, small group chats can be scheduled by request.

Our classes are a place where you can connect with your instructor and others for support, ask questions and raise concerns. We use the many interactive tools available in Collaborate Ultra to make classes engaging and personal. Instructors are also available after class to answer specific questions and private conversations can be arranged.

Class facilitation and schedule

Live, online classes with an instructor are offered several nights a week and Saturdays. New groups start often and the full schedule is updated regularly in Collaborate Ultra.

You have access to every class so you can take as many classes as you like, as often as you like. In addition to the live sessions, classes will be recorded for future viewing.

You will find the outline HERE            You will find the schedule HERE

Course Information: Prenatal and Newborn Care Online
CRN#: 21041

Course Fee: $189


Barbara Kornas, Perinatal Program Assistant:

Sharron Gibbs, Perinatal Program Coordinator:

What our participants are saying:



“The prenatal classes have been really useful and the instructor has been great at making herself available after the course too.

The breastfeeding café has also been great during these times – The way the cafés have been run has made it possible to get to know other mums. It’s so helpful to have a group of mums who are so supportive and in the same situation so I didn’t feel like I lost the social side.

I will definitely be recommending Douglas College based on this resource which really does set you apart from any other prenatal course. Thank you for adding this to the course and for allowing access to continue postpartum!”

- Laura B.